New Preschool Show SPACE RACERS Launches Tomorrow on Sprout
Space Race, LLC announced today that Space Racers® - preschoolers' favorite rocket cadets - will premiere season two on Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's 24-hour preschool network, this Saturday, November 5th at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT. The show will air Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT, with new episodes premiering each Saturday.
Families who want to be part of the "official countdown" to the premiere can visit one of the several Space Racers Science museum partner locations for a special launch day celebration. Or, they can catch the live-stream on the Space Racers Facebook page www.facebook.com/spaceracers starting at 11:45 AM ET.
The live-stream on the Space Racers Facebook page will be hosted by Retired Astronaut and Naval Captain Robert L. "Hoot" Gibson. Captain Gibson has traveled to space five times, including voyages on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
For more information or to attend the partner launch events, visit the following space museum websites:
- The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL;
- Space Center Houston, TX, the official visitors' HUB of NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center for human spaceflight activities;
- The Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, VA;
- NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitors Center in Wallops Island, Virginia;
- The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA;
- The Challenger Learning Center in Normal, IL;
- USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ.
Space Racers follows Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Starling, Raven and their fellow cadets as they explore the solar system and the universe. Headmaster Crane, Professor Coot and other faculty members of the Stardust Bay Space Academy guide the cadets on missions that cover heliophysics, earth science, planetary Science and astrophysics among many Science disciplines explained at a preschool level. The stunning CGI animation plus authentic sounds and images from outer space provided by NASA bring the richness of space and diversity of planetary landscapes, as well as the characters, vividly to life for young minds. Season Two, debuting on NBC Universal's Sprout November 2016, focuses on some important emotional issues including bullying and growing up with physical challenges, by introducing new Stardust Space Academy cadets like brash transfer student Kite, and young Merlin, a rocket born with one short wing. Space Racers Season One is currently available on Netflix and the characters are available via the Space Racers App for iTunes or Google Play (Android).